Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer has officially arrived and the temperatures are starting to soar. Those scorching triple digits can be hard on our bodies, moods and our electric bills, but you don't have to let the soaring temperature get you down.  While I would love to spend our days lounging by the pool to keep cool, it's just not possible, and if you are like me you can't spend all summer poolside either.  Here are my favorite tips to beat the summer heat at home, without sending your energy bill through the … [Read more...]

Lemonade for Livy Lemonade Stand

Summer just isn't complete without a visit to a lemonade stand. An ice cold glass of lemonade is the perfect way to beat the summer heat, but we all know that it's the cute kids selling the lemonade that make it so sweet. Show me a lemonade stand with cute kiddos and I will stop every. single. time. Not only are summer lemonade stands adorable, they are also a great way to teach kids about so many important life skills and lessons. We have had many lemonade stands over the years and I love … [Read more...]

10 Patriotic Signs for 4th of July

This year I decided to decorate our fireplace mantel for the 4th of July and I am in love with all the red, white and blue decor.  Do you decorate your mantel for the 4th of July?  The 4th of July provides the perfect opportunity to showcase your patriotic spirit.  To honor the occasion I've round up 1o Patriotic Signs that will help you salute America with festive red, white and blue decor for your 4th of July mantel. These patriotic signs range from DIY chalkboard art to painted pallets and … [Read more...]

Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift

Today I have a really cute and easy teacher appreciation gift to share with you, and it includes FREE printables.  Treat your teachers and show them how much you appreciate everything they do with our Smart Cookie Teacher Appreciation Gift. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6th and we want to make sure our teachers are showered with lots of notes, gifts and treats to show them just how special and extraordinary they are.  Our school has a theme for each day of the week and one of the days is … [Read more...]

Extra Special Breakfast Tradition

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own When I was a kid, my mom created extraordinary moments for all sorts of occasions, but the simplest ones turned out to be some of my fondest memories.  As a mom I want to do the same thing for my kids, and I want to make sure they know just how special and extraordinary they are. I hope to do just that … [Read more...]

Retro Charm Valentine Printable

Valentine's Day will be here soon and today we wanted to share our Retro Charm Valentine Printable with you...just in case you're like me and you've procrastinated getting those valentine's ready. Nothing makes you feel older than seeing things you loved as a child become popular with your own children.  Most of the time I have to laugh when I see things from the 80's make a comeback, like legwarmers...um hello is this really a trend we need to repeat?!?  But, when I spotted the retro Flash … [Read more...]

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

I'm a pretty competitive person, but I also love rooting for the underdog.  Who doesn't love a feel-good movie or story about the triumph of the underdog? There is something so heart warming about the determination and effort put forth from the underdogs.  We cling to the hope that despite all of the challenges and setbacks that their grit, determination and heart will come out on top.  This past weekend I had the privilege of seeing an advanced screening of the new film, Eddie the Eagle and my … [Read more...]

Referee Coke Floats

Are you watching the big game in two weeks?  Do you have big plans for hosting a party or do you plan to take it easy and just enjoy it from the comfort of your own couch?  No matter how you decide to watch the big game there's no question your celebration should include Referee Coke Floats, they're a game winning treat! I'm a sucker for fun themed food and drinks at parties. I think those little extra details are what make the celebration extra fun and memorable.  But, as you know I like to … [Read more...]

Printable Winter Bingo

Hi Giggles Galore readers!  It's Tami here from Sincerely Jean.  Today I am bringing you a fun kids winter activity.  Bingo is a great way to pass the time while kids are inside on cold winter days. This bingo board allows each child to make their own board and decide where they want each piece to go! They will have so much fun creating their own boards and then playing as many times as they want! Here are the supplies that you will need: Scissors Card Stock Glue Stick Bingo markers: … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Christmas Gifts with Printable Tags

It never fails, at the last minute you remember you needed a gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!  Today I'm sharing 3 easy DIY Christmas Gifts with printable tags that you can make in a hurry for almost everyone on your list. Ever since I created my Oh Deer Coffee … [Read more...]